Inside the Yale Admissions Office

  • As a prerequisite, it is optional to submit supplemental materials.
    • There is no advantage to submitting them.
    • If they are truly important in conveying your identity and life, you can send them.
  • Discussions about arts and music are omitted.
    • However, it seems that you can submit them to specialists for blind evaluation and use their feedback.
  • Regarding STEM research materials:
    • A recommendation letter from a mentor is recommended as it provides valuable insights into your contributions in a university lab setting.
    • Unlike arts and other subjects, it seems that you do not need to send them to the faculty.
    • (This is specific to Yale.)

Supplemental Recommendation Letters